The sport of Bed Racing has been embraced by communities across the nation, many who hold annual events. Teams compete by pushing any object that resembles a bed, for instance it needs a foot-board and headboard. Some resemble “hospital style” beds – complete with a “patient”. The competition can either be a “heat” or “timed” type race down a street.
The competitors race in teams of four, plus one on the bed. Each team must provide their own bed, decorated in a theme. The bed runs on four wheels and can have no other propulsion than human. Colorful team uniforms and wildly creative beds bedecked with themed decorations are all part of the fun.